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Originally posted by matthewgraybeal
is there anyone else who feels like this?edit on 30-12-2010 by matthewgraybeal because: spelling
Originally posted by Unknown Origin
You have to realize that life in our little world goes on regardless of what you know. Your knowledge does not amount to a hill of beans in the grand scheme of things. Live life and then die. You'll have plenty of time to contemplate those esoteric things when you no longer can live. If you don't live you will be kicking yourself in the end. The best way to die is with no regrets.
Originally posted by SlovenlyGhost
reply to post by Unknown Origin
yeah,i think that's basically what it comes down to.The whole idea of enlightenment is not to stop living you're life but to realize that everything is just based on ideas,perceptions...
It's just to awaken you to the fact that you don't have to submit to societies conditioning or that of your parents but to be true to you're authentic self.It's to realize that you have the power to change whatever reality/matrix you live in.
Just do what makes you happy basically.If banging chicks and beating up their boyfriends is what makes you happy than do it.But realize things have consequences.If you're willing to live with them than you're on the right path.
Originally posted by stephinrazin
Yea. It is easy to fall back into the distractions of our world. Last night, I played call of duty black ops for hours. I realized that it was preparing me for violence, and getting used to killing "terrorists." I knew what a mind control device I was playing, yet it was fun. I watched my friends who play this game hours EVERY day for months until the newest game comes out. I don't say anything I am thinking because it would be awkward, and strange. In my mind though I thought I am glad at least I realize what a system I am playing. That is the difference I think. I routinely retreat into the matrix. I can never stay too long because I know it is not real. That what I used to assume was normal fun I now know is a bar in a big prison. All we can do is the best we can.
Originally posted by riiver
Usually what I do is turn on Netflix and watch something, or fire up the Xbox 360 and spend a whole day doing nothing but slaying monsters and going on quests (Fable, Oblivion, and the like). I always come away feeling guilty.
What you said up there about it being "a bar in a big prison" is a terrific metaphor, and it actually makes me feel so much better. After a long day fighting the system, I guess I'm entitled to a drink, right?
Originally posted by SparkyP
reply to post by riiver
When I've been doing something "mind numbing", I always feel like I should of being doing something more productive or social but when I try and talk to people about materialism and/or freedom they stare. I expect them to start screaming and pointing like Invasion of the body snatchers because they found i'm not one of them lol.
Originally posted by matthewgraybeal
There are more days than less, where i want to re-embrace the sheople and become one. the unfortunate part is one cannot unlearn the knowledge once they make the choice to educate themselves and question the world around them.
i want to be a materialist, but in my heart i know its wrong. i want to be a ruthess self-serving jacka$$, but i know its wrong.
i want to be able to beat up a guy at a bar because i flirt with a girl he likes and he confronts me about it. but i cant because i know its wrong.
i feel more restricted by having learned the things i have learned.